I saw my mom flirting with our new neighbor as Amy and I walked up to her. From the distance we were at I could see him clearly. He was knelt down doing some yard work and I noted how his muscles rippled as he dug at the earth and that he was wearing a white wife beater that was stained with dirt. He would glance up every few seconds at my mom to acknowledge her and give a sexy smile (yes I thought his smiles were sexy, even though I hate to admit it). We came to a stop beside her and as she kept talking to the man, Jerry, he stood and I could feel him looking me over. The feeling of his eyes on me made me uncomfortable to the point where I was squirming, not to mention that his glare seemed to be burning my skin, either that or I was becoming hot and flustered. Suddenly he spoke to me, complimenting my shoes or something, I couldn't even tell I was so out of it, unable to think which hardly ever happens to me; all I know is that I heard the word 'puce'. Looking down at my shoes I instantly felt embarrassed even though he said he liked them, puce is such an ugly color.

"Do you play?" I looked up and froze when I saw he was staring right into my eyes, his eyes were like fire; looked like it and somehow felt like it, they pierced me.

"W-what?" giving another sexy smirk, this time to me, he restated his question.

"Sports…do you play any?" I was trying to understand the question but his chest was right there in front of me, muscled with beads of sweat running down it giving it a sleek appearance and causing his shirt to become a bit see through, I was tempted to reach out and touch it; that was weird, I didn't know why I would want to do that. Becoming yet even more uncomfortable I shifted where I stood and cleared my throat, trying not to look at him.

"Uh, yeah, I play baseball…I'm pretty good at it." I felt like I had to prove myself to him by making him think I was athletic. He took a tiny step toward me, one of his hands in his pocket and his gardening spade in the other hand.

"Then I bet you throw a sweet splitter." His voice was gruff as he spoke. I didn't know how to reply so we just stood there and I had completely forgotten that Amy and my mom were still there with us.

"Uh…" That was the only reply I could muster and he chuckled. Turning to my mother, that's when I remembered they were still there, he nodded at her politely.

"Sorry I haven't been so neighborly, I've been meaning to go over and say hi to you…It was nice talking to you just now but I have some housework to do…so I'll see you later." My mom blushed and giggled and I rolled my eyes. Before he turned to walk away he shot a glance in my direction and winked. I grew hot and realized I was blushing, no way could that be happening; I was turning into my mom; and to think I rolled my eyes at her just a moment ago for doing the same thing! Amy grabbed my arm, pulling me to reality.

"I hope you don't mind me saying but he is so hot!" She then turned to my mom. "Miss Brewster, you are so lucky to have him as your neighbor!" They started squealing and doing all their girly shit until finally they noticed me just standing there, not moving at all.

"Honey, are you alright, you look a little pale." I shook my head and felt like I was going to pass out.

"I think I'm sick mom, I don't feel so well." Amy instantly hugged me and started whining something like 'I'm so sorry' and 'I hope you feel better'. My mom came over and placed her hand on my forehead.

"Maybe you should go lay down." I thought that sounded like a good idea, until my phone buzzed and I received a text from Ed reminding me I had to meet him at Adam's house.

"Shit," My mom look even more concerned.

"What's wrong?" Backing away I tried to say something fast.

"Um, nothing, don't worry about it. There's somewhere I have to be…I'll be home soon, don't wait up." I turned and ran, not wanting Ed to release embarrassing pictures of me to the school public.